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Dec 29, 2012 10:00pm EST
more. >> reporter: with the prospect of tighter gun laws in the new year, some states are trying to figure out how to navigate the spike in ammunition and gun sales. in colorado, for instance, law enforcement officials say they need more money to conduct the surge in criminal background checks which are required for gun buyers and they planning to ask lawmakers a half a million to speed up the process, which used to take a half hour and now takes a week. it has one lawmaker suggesting those who want a gun to pay for the background checks themselves. clare leavy, a democratic lawmaker out of boulder, telling the denver post, quote, anyone else, whether it's a teacher or law enforcement officer, anyone else with a background check has to pay for it. the rest of the taxpayers are subsidizing background checks for gun buyers. meantime in utah, where it's legal to carry a gun in school, a record number of teachers attended a training seminar earlier week. >> and we are training school employees per a permit to carry a concealed firearm. in utah, they have the unique advantage of carry
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 10:00pm EST
the newtown, connecticut school shooting two weeks ago. while some call for stricter laws others are arming up to line themselves concerned their guns could be taken -- to arm themselves concerned their guns could be taken a way. >> reporter: you think some people like their guns? look at this. the line to get into this weekend's gun show hundreds and hundreds waiting two hours before the doors opened at 3:00 this afternoon. >> with all the political issues and all that i think there is more people that weren't interested in guns before and they are now. >> reporter: with talk of new gun control legislation in response to the shootings at sandy hook elementary school a crackdown that gun enthusiasts say wouldn't work. >> no lawful gun owner would even think about doing something like that. >> reporter: inside the dulles expo center there are guns, ammunition and more guns, even machine guns for sale. >> there's a very active shooting markup on machine guns where people will get together and actually shoot machine guns all day long. >> reporter: in two national polls taken since the newtown
FOX
Dec 23, 2012 10:00pm EST
in every school in america. neither of those calling for stricter gun laws. the two sides squared off outside a gun shop today in virginia. >> reporter: this was a very small protest involving only about a dozen people, but they say their message is big, change the gun laws now before more innocent people get hurt. the protests took place outside nova firearms on west broad street in falls church. >> as people of faith, we believe in compassion and care and love. >> reporter: led by father jim birch, the group face united for gun sanity, is calling for two key changes. >> guns are responsible for the slaughter of innocence time and time again in america. so we're calling for two things, the end of assault weapons and clips and funding of mental health programs. >> i would recommend a revolver similar to this one. >> reporter: nova firearms chief instructor chuck nesby says whether than banning weapons he thinks the emphasis ought to be on teaching how to properly secure them. >> obviously in the case in connecticut the lady did not have her firearms secured from a mentally illegal
FOX
Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm EST
a law to prevent gun violence. listen to what he said this morning on "meet the press." >> it is not enough to say this is too hard so we're not going to try. i intend to meet with republicans, meet with democrats, i will take to anybody. i think there are a vast majority of responsible gun owners out there who recognize you can't have a situation in which somebody with severe psychological problems is able to get the kind of high capacity weapons that he -- this individual in newtown obtained, and gun down our kids. >> the president says he will put forward a very specific proposal and would like to get through congress in the first year of his new term. >>> the senate has approved a $60.4 billion recovery package for areas affected by superstorm sandy. the bill faces an uncertainty future in the house. >> reporter: there are a couple of reasons why the $60.4 billion aid legislation for sandy may languagish in the house. number one, the cost, and number two, the calendar. some lawmakers are uncomfortable with the costly package, with the nation's tight economic situat
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